I was very proud to convene faith groups at the Pump in Shard End this morning to talk – with funders – about how we can bring faith groups together to build stronger community ties in Hodge Hill.
The best analysis that came through was the simple idea that faith groups help provide the platform of stability on which we can build all sorts of things – above all, faith helps us fight fear; and fear is one of the greatest forces that stops us working together. It stops us seeing that we have so much more in common than the things that set us apart.
So, we committed this morning to far more combined action – with help, i hope, from Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund. Let me know if you’d like to be involved.